Metabolic Genetics

Our service can provide consultations on diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans for families diagnosed with or suspected of any inborn error of metabolism (IEM) disorders. We care for patients of all ages -- infants, children, adolescents, and adults. IEMs are rare genetic or inherited metabolic disorders resulting from an enzyme defect in biochemical or metabolic pathways. IEM can present itself anytime in a lifetime -- during pregnancy, in the newborn period, early childhood, late childhood, or adolescence to adulthood. IEM can have a wide clinical presentation from growth or feeding problems, anemia to seizures, low tone or developmental delay leading to permanent brain damage, to even death and exposure to common childhood illnesses. The Michigan Newborn Screening Program helps detect many treatable but not all treatable and non-treatable IEMs. IEMs, individually are rare, but collectively are as common as diabetes. Patients determined to require specialized nutritional assessment or enzyme replacement therapy or transplant will be referred to larger metabolic centers.

Our Location

Our practice is located at 1000 Oakland Drive on the 2nd floor in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Parking is available adjacent to the building. Our practices are a non-smoking environment. We strive to provide a clean environment for our patients.

Fees and Insurance

Our practice participates with many insurance providers, including Medicaid and Medicaid Health Plans. Before you first visit, check with your insurance company to understand what services will be paid for by your insurance plan. For every appointment, you will need to bring your insurance card(s). Co-pays are due at the time of service and accepted forms of payment are cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. If you have questions, our patient financial counselors we are ready to help you. Please call our Billing Department at 269.337.4460.

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